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Poster: Spuzz Date: Sep 23, 2004 1:32pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: MOVIE OF THE WEEK! SUPER HERO TIME!

Hi again people, it's time for the NON RANDOM MOVIE OF THE WEEK!! While we still decide how we're going to choose (thanks for the options!) I decided I was going to choose another movie out of the archives that would be fun to talk about.

I was thinking of this the other day, and FP was talking about it today, so that cemeneted it.

Since we had evil last week, let's have a super hero!

I am of course, talking about GUARDIANA!! There are 2 movies of her online, and I've chosen 'Safety: Harm Hides At Home' as it's the more preposterous of the preposterous two.

Here's the link:
http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=prelinger&collectionid=safety_harm_hides

PS Next week, I've already picked out a movie, courtesy of Christine Hennig!!

Enjoy!

Bill

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Poster: berberry Date: Sep 23, 2004 6:18pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: MOVIE OF THE WEEK! SUPER HERO TIME!

I remember this stupid picture from my junior high years. As terrible as this is, it brought back a lot of memories of that period in my life.

I knew how to run A/V equipment at an early age. I had my own Brownie movie camera and projector and my dad had reel-to-reel tape decks and other stereo gear that I knew how to operate. When I once helped a teacher fix a mis-threaded film I was given the job of projectionist both in class and in the school auditorium.

'Guardiana' and 'A Visit to Santa' are certainly among the worst of those old films that I've seen here at this archive. There were quite a few good films, though, particularly those about disasters. I can remember screening some excellent documentaries about Hurricane Camille and the Galveston Hurricane, the Texas City dock explosions and fires of the late 40s, devastating Nor'easters, the Johnstown flood, etc. Those were very interesting films I'd love to find, particularly the one about Camille (that one hit rather close to home).

EDIT: I suppose I should say something about the picture at hand since that is the topic. But what can I say that hasn't already been said in the fine reviews of this classic tale? What more can be said about the raw talent of a young actress like Susan Valdes? How can one ever hope to use mere words to express the depth of characterization? the screen presence of the leads? the scene-stealing, adorable children who owe their very lives to our vigilant heroine? the art direction? the set decoration? the use of color? the sound editing? I ask you: what more can be said? ;)



This post was modified by berberry on 2004-09-24 01:18:53